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Confederate (CSA)


Greenlee Davidson

(? - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Washington College (now Wash & Lee Univ)

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond 'Letcher' (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He was the original Captain of Letcher Artillery, formed in the spring of 1861. The battery had a reputation of being formed among the lower strata of society. Captain Davidson wrote "I have a very desperate & unruly set of men."

On the Campaign

He and his battery remained at Harpers Ferry after that place fell to the Confederates on September 15th. He was not at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded in action at Hazel Grove, near Chancellorsville, Virginia in May 1863.

More on the Web

His journal and other papers are in the Rockbridge Historical Society Collection.


5/3/1863; Chancellorsville, VA